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Accessing the My Documents Folder

Here are the directions to access your My Documents folder on your MacBook:

Select the Macintosh HD icon on your desktop In the window that opened select Applications in the left hand column. Scroll down and select SVVSD Shares. Select the blue icon in your Dock. This will open up your My Documents folder.

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Mac Laptop

The standard SVVSD Mac laptop computer is a 13-inch MacBook Air.

Click here for a MacBook Air Diagram and Distribution Checklist

iCloud- How Your Macbook and iPad Play Together

iCloud is Apple’s cloud service that allows you to connect your new laptop and your iPad in some awesome ways. While I try to unpack some of the features of iCloud in this post, it is not nearly as thorough or as deep as the one that can be found here. Since only 5GB of (read more)

Keyboard Tips

Keyboard Shortcuts

Command (⌘)-Spacebar: Opens Spotlight for searching for files

Command (⌘)-Tab: Shows open programs. If you hold down the Command and repeatedly press Tab, you’ll switch between all open programs. You can also quit applications by hitting the Q while the Command is still held down.

Command (⌘)-Q: Quit programs

Command (⌘)-Shift-3: (read more)

Saving Documents in Specific Locations

When saving documents, the dialog box that appears will only show one location by Where. To see more options, look for the small disclosure triangle to the right of the Save dialog box. When you click it, even more options for saving in specific location appear:

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Customizing Your MacBook

In this article you will learn where to go and how to make adjustments to your MacBook.

Select the apple in the top left hand corner of your screen, and select System Preferences.

System Preferences is the place to customize your MacBook. Not only can you make changes in this window, but you’ll (read more)

Accessing the Citrix Environment on your Mac Laptop

You may still access Citrix via

Select the Macintosh HD icon in the top right of your desktop. Select Applications in the left hand menu bar Open Citrix SVVSD Login with your district credentials Select Desktop Staff

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Word Processing Options on Your MacBook

There are 3 main word processing options for your Macbook.

Apple iWork Suite Microsoft Office Suite Google Drive





Each tool has its own pros and cons.

Apple iWork Suite- Using the iWork Suite on your MacBook has the benefit of being native software to Apple- so hopefully (read more)

What do I need to know about my MacBook Battery?

General Care: The following tips will help to extend the battery life of your MacBook.

Avoid leaving your laptop in extreme heat or cold such as your car. This will degrade the battery life. Keep it plugged in when possible but don’t try to avoid using battery

Settings: Certain settings will (read more)

Delete Keychain


How to resolve the keychain error message

Close all applications In the Finder click Go, Go to Folder, in the box that pops up, erase everything and type ~/Library/Keychains

Select all the files and folders in the keychains folder. Hold option and click, then move to trash. Important! Restart the computer: Apple > Restart (read more)